Hi David, No I haven't dealt with bestdeals2u before but I will say the company I was just about to trade with just had their website removed and backed out of madeinchina.com. I am fortunate to have dodged that bullet, but it all came from me asking a lot of questions to them and getting the whole story, which they buckled under. Some of the ways I have to check up on legitimacy of companies is to first search them on search engines for positive or negative reviews, check how long they have been a company, and their website traffic. Also check for past customers or referrals they can give you (don't just accept tracking numbers, anyone can make those up). The last thing you can do to try to remain safe is to start off with small test orders, 99% of the time if the company is not legitimate you will not even receive your first order, or receive very low quality merchandise. These practices have allowed me to takes fewer losses than most people and build relationships with trustworthy sellers in foreign countries. Hope this was of some help.
P.S most companies I have dealt with that were legitimate or not accepted only Western Union. It seems to be a common practice in China so just be careful, never go out on a limb, and just follow the advice of gambling, never risk what you can't lose.